Irish Airports Added to Global Entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that Global Entry kiosks are now available in CBP pre-clearance facilities at Ireland’s Shannon and Dublin airports.

The Global Entry program allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Current Global Entry members can begin using these new kiosks immediately.

CBP says it has expanded the Global Entry program to 37 U.S and pre-clearance airports. Over the last four years, CBP has enrolled more than 378,000 members in Global Entry with more than 1.1 million travelers receiving Global Entry benefits.  Travelers have used the kiosks more than 2.7 million times.

Travelers who use Global Entry kiosks on average experience reduced wait times of 70 percent over travelers going through traditional passport inspection, and more than 75 percent of travelers using Global Entry are processed in under five minutes, CBP  says.

Applications for Global Entry must be submitted online using the CBP Global Online Enrollment System (GOES). A non-refundable fee of $100 is also collected via the website for a five year membership in Global Entry. CBP will review the applicant’s information and conduct a background investigation. The applicant must complete in-person interview at a CBP enrollment center at which time fingerprints are collected.